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Dec 3, 2013 10:00pm PST
are getting the best education they can. it's four years after president obama says what is at stake is nothing less than the american dream and george w. bush warned about the soft bigotry and reynold regan said it's eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity. a global exam given to 15-year-old s showing them average in science and reading and below average in math. there were little or no gains in the last decade while other countries raced ahead of the united states. here to talk about it amanda riply author of the smartest kids in the world and how they got that way. this latest study is one of a continuing string of stud sdis that shows the u.s. educational system lacking behind the rest of the world. it doesn't seem like the u.s. is getting worse, just the rest of the world getting better. >> that's exactly right, anderson. this is very revealing. it shows we're walking around in one of those people movers going nowhere, the rest of the world, very many countries are on escalators. what this shows is it's not so much we've been doing anything differently but in a context everybody i
Dec 10, 2013 1:00am PST
boarded those it terrible ships and shackled. >> when president obama visited there several years ago at the exit point where slaves were brought to the colonies. we are joined by rick stengel is watching this. >> the crowds are streaming in right now. >> there is a very measured approach to this. you can see the authorities haven't let people literally storm the gates or the turnstiles here. there is a measured gentle approach to this and i think in a way that also parallels nelson mandela that this is not chaotic. there is a sense of order and a sense of peacefulness in a way. >> rick, the speakers will be grandchildren and relatives of mandela. a large family and he didn't have contact with. in many ways, he willingly sacrificed his family life in order to lead the struggle. >> yes. i think it was his greatest regret by far. i think someone eluded earlier to that really dreadful story he toll me for a long walk to freedom about when he was underground, when he had to leave his home after marrying winnie, he would go back and visit his older children by his first wife evelyn and vis
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